The Royal College of Nursing has recently released figures which indicate that the current shortage in nursing staff is unlikely to be resolved any time soon.

Figures produced by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service suggest that 1,360 fewer students have been accepted by nursing training courses this year than in 2016.

Unfortunately, there are already thought to be approximately 40,000 nursing vacancies in the NHS in England.

Alongside these worrying statistics is the news from the Royal College of Midwives that, based on data released from the Office for National Statistics, England currently has around 2,500 fewer midwives than is necessary for the proper support of pregnant and post-natal mothers and babies.

With the on-going closure of GP surgeries and reduction in numbers of GPs, it would seem that the pressures on the NHS will continue to increase.

Ultimately, it is the patients who will suffer with longer waiting times and stressed medical staff.

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